#Due to the current health crisis we are offering private trips set with a minimum and maximum group size. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and hope to have you out here soon!
Our Most Popular Whitewater Adventure! Class II & III Rapids*
#Peak Season - Until Aug 31st and weekends in Sept.
- Adult (Ages 16+): $109
- Youth (Ages 7-15): $80
- Half Day Adult (Ages 16+): $102
- Half Day Youth (Ages 7-15): $78
- Adult (Ages 16+): $103
- Youth (Ages 7-15): $76
- Half Day Adult (Ages 16+): $92
- Half Day Youth (Ages 7-15): $72
#Late Season - Weekdays in Sept and everyday in Oct
- Adult (Ages 16+): $107
- Youth (Ages 7-15): $79
- Half Day Adult (Ages 16+): $99
- Half Day Youth (Ages 7-15): $75
- Adult (Ages 16+): $99
- Youth (Ages 7-15): $75
- Half Day Adult (Ages 16+): $89
- Half Day Youth (Ages 7-15): $69
Duration & Location
- Full Day trips include a picnic lunch and starts at 10:30 or 11:30, lasting approximately 6 Hours with 3.5-4 hours of river time.
- Half Day trips on the beautiful upper Deerfield run 12:30-4:30. No food is served on the half day trip.
- All Zoar Gap trips meet at our base in Charlemont, Massachusetts
About Zoar Gap Rafting
Take your family, office, church, or scout group rafting on the Deerfield River's most popular rafting section, Zoar Gap. With a minimum age of 7, these Class II whitewater rapids with one Class III rapid are ideal for beginner rafters.
Our full day ten-mile white water rafting trip on Zoar Gap begins at Fife Brook Dam in Florida, Massachusetts. Rapids such as Microwave, Freight Train, and Pinball allow crews to hone their skills in preparation for the exciting class III whitewater of Zoar Gap. Below the Gap, we pull over in a state forest for a delicious picnic-style lunch with homemade salads, sandwiches, and cookies. After lunch there are opportunities to swim or simply relax as we raft back to our basecamp where hot showers and a slide show of the day's adventure await.
The 12:30 Half-Day Gap trip runs just the beautiful upper Fife Brook section ending with the class III Zoar Gap. This trip pairs perfectly with a morning zip trip for a full day of adventure. This trip does not include food.
What To Bring
Expect everything you bring with you on the raft to get wet! In warm summer weather, some guests are comfortable in bathing suits/swim trunks or light layers. However, we ask you to not wear cotton, as it will keep you cold and wet throughout the trip. Wool and synthetic materials such as polypropylene, nylon, and fleece, are appropriate for cooler weather and water temperatures.
Wetsuits, splash jackets, and neoprene river booties are available for rental if you need them. You are required to wear sneakers or other shoes that can be secured to your feet. No flip-flops or Crocs! Bring any required medications as well as extra money for souvenirs, coin-operated showers, etc. Before the trip, please leave any and all valuables including money as well as your dry clothes and towels for after the trip in your locked vehicle. Keep your car keys with you during registration, as we will collect those and put them in a lock box before gearing up, then return them to you when you get off the boats.
For all of our whitewater trips, guests must be able/willing to do the following: Wear a helmet and our personal flotation device (PFD), respond to and follow verbal or visual instruction, roll from front to back in water while wearing a PFD, demonstrate dynamic sitting position (sitting upright), and float with feet up in water. Specifically for our beginner Zoar Gap trip, guests should be able to paddle in the rapids, but with frequent rests. Remain calm, lay flat, and orient their body so their feet are aiming downstream if they find themselves unexpectedly in the water. Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.
Don't forget to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!). Call our office if you have any additional questions. We're always happy to help!
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